We’re drowning in an ocean of information overload. The way we work is broken. There has to be a better way.
We started using the internet to connect through email and instant messaging platforms. Then came Facebook and other social networks to help us share information in real time. Now, enterprise social networks are trying to bring the social revolution into businesses—but in reality they deliver a lot of noise that doesn’t assist long-term productivity.
Paradoxically, people rarely share what they know with each other, and knowledge stays forever locked in documents, email inboxes or in people’s heads. Employees come and go, teams move on and critical knowledge is lost without ever being passed on or shared. Businesses waste precious time and resources having to “relearn” what they already know.
This is exactly what our co-founders, Martin and Albert, experienced on a daily basis with their teams. Important information would not always make its way to the right people, as teams had a tendency to work in silos. It hampered productivity and threatened growth. Frustrated by such an inefficient process, they decided to build a product that would improve team workflow and transform knowledge sharing within the organization.
At Crowdbase, we believe enterprise social networks and knowledge management should be reinvented to make businesses better. And that’s why we’re building a platform with our own blend of algorithms and technologies: because we are convinced that armed with the right knowledge, people can do extraordinary things.